Lowcountry Living Speaker Series

Beginning in April of this year, we started a speaker series showcasing lowcountry living/island life.  This series included seminars about the Island, culture, wildlife and more.

The first seminar was presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Island Ambassador Program.  It offered an extensive introduction to the Island including general knowledge, culture and ecology – covering everything from local activities to Civil War history to wildlife found in our waterways.  Upon completion, every participant became a certified Island Ambassador.

The second event was a 7 Species of Sea Turtles presentation by marine biologist, founder of Spartina Dolphin & Sea Turtle Stranding Response Team and owner of Spartina Marine Education Charters, Amber Kuehn.  This educational seminar covered the different behaviors exhibited by various species of sea turtles and the process by which they nest.  She also offered insight into the Hilton Head project and statistics for the area over the last 20 years.

The third seminar featured the local Gullah Culture.  The Heritage Library explored how the Gullah people were brought to the Island as slaves, how their culture has survived and what is being done today to preserve it for future generations.

The final seminar in our Lowcountry Living Speaker Series takes place tomorrow and will focus on Wildlife Safety.

Stay tuned for upcoming speaker series events!

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Wexford Owners Recognized at the 2017 Yacht Hop of Hilton Head

Wexford Owners, Bob & Heather Cherichella, named Admirals of the 2017 Yacht Hop of Hilton Head Island

blog1Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is proud to announce that Heather and Bob Cherichella have been selected as admirals of the 2017 Yacht Hop of Hilton Head. This annual event is Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s largest fundraiser, making possible their work as the only independent non-profit hospice south of the Broad. The Yacht Hop will be held September 17, 2017, on the docks of the Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Guests are invited to tour magnificent yachts and be treated to mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres prepared by some of the area’s premier chefs. Deas-Guyz will be performing under the oaks and silent & live auctions will be held. All proceeds of the event benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s patient care programs. Tickets are available to purchase on the Hospice Care of the Lowcountry website at hospicecarelc.org.

Each year, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry selects a person or persons to serve as Admiral for Yacht Hop of Hilton Head Island. These people are chosen because they exemplify those among us who continually give back to our community and embody the finest qualities of leadership and stewardship. Bob & Heather Cherichella have been a part of our Island community since 1997. They’ve opened their home to a number of fundraisers benefitting St. Luke’s Church, Boys & Girls Club, and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, among others.

A stockbroker, Certified Financial Planner and a successful Interior Designer, Heather is Co-founder of Wexford Women’s Golf Association and served on the Board of the Lowcountry Women’s Golf Association. She is involved in various initiatives throughout the community, including the Wexford Foundation, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and various Breast Cancer fundraising.

A retired Vice President with AIM Management and U.S. Army Veteran, Bob was named “one of the Outstanding Young Men in America” by the US Jaycees in 1985.  He’s been a volunteer for various Salvation Army initiatives in Illinois, Indiana and here in Beaufort/Hilton Head.  From 2008-2011, he served as Chairman for “Tee Off Fore the Arts” – the major fundraiser for the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.  In addition, he served on the Committee for the ”Mardi Gras” Gala, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra (HHSO) from 2008-09.  Bob, currently serves on the board of the Wexford HOA and the HHSO. He is also an Ambassador for both the Boys & Girls Club & the First Tee of the Lowcountry.

Reached for comment, Heather Cherichella said “The thing I am most proud of is that I am a two-time cancer survivor who is healthy and happy and married to the man of my dreams. I am so grateful for that blessing and realize that not everyone is so fortunate. That is why Bob and I are proud to serve as the 2017 Yacht Hop Admirals for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. They are such a remarkable organization and we are inspired by the level of services, support, and compassion that they provide to patients and their families. We encourage everyone to support Hospice Care of the Lowcountry and join us for an evening on the docks, enjoying food, friends, and fun.”

About Hospice Care of the Lowcountry
Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 hospice and palliative care organization serving Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties since 1982. Its mission is to give comfort and honor dignity for end of life patients and their families through compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care, regardless of their financial circumstances. For more information, call 843.706.2296 or visit www.hospicecarelc.org.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the Yacht Hop, please call 843.706.2296 or visit www.hospicecarelc.org.

July/August Newsletter

fb1Check out the latest July/August Club Times Newsletter!

Summer is officially in season – which means the Club is bustling with activity, many visitors are in town, and it’s hot…really hot!  This issue will highlight our children’s events, safety reminders, a summer recipe to cool you down and so much more!

Welcome to Wexford Croquet

One of the hidden gems at Wexford is our tournament croquet lawn, located across from the children’s playground.

blog3There is an active group of croquet players within Wexford. Currently, on Monday mornings Wexford players play Beginner and Intermediate Six-Wicket, and on Tuesday mornings players play Golf Croquet (a fast-pace, easy game to learn). In addition, on the fourth Sunday of each month, we host a Wine & Wickets croquet social, followed by dinner in the Clubhouse. This is a great way to get introduced to the game and meet your neighbors; no experience required to join in on the fun!

Backyard croquet equipment is also available for use on the adjoining grassy area – a fun activity for families. Wexford residents have full access to the croquet facility and equipment at no charge. 

The next time you find yourself looking for a fun activity, look no further than the croquet lawn!

Wexford Foundation News Update

Java Burrito and Louette very generously donated a portion of their sales from Wednesday, May 31, 2017, to the Wexford Charitable Foundation.  Adam Singer from Java Burrito and Danielle Galella from Louette recently presented the check to Wexford Charitable Foundation chairman, Jim Hicks. The Foundation truly appreciates the wonderful support from these much valued neighbors.

To learn more about the Wexford Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.

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USGA Senior Open Qualifier

Last Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Wexford hosted the USGA Senior Open Qualifier.

Bradley Rollinson and Allan Small qualified here at Wexford to play in the 37th US Senior Open Championship. Steve Larick is the first alternate and Mark Anderson is the second alternate.

62 players started the event playing for two spots and two alternates to participate in the 2017 US Senior Open Championship at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Massachusetts on June 29-July 2, 2017.

Wexford’s own David Jones and Scott Jardine were in the field. David made a great attempt at qualifying, shooting a great 72. Click here for the full results.

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June Newsletter

fb2Check out the latest June Club Times Newsletter!

This month’s issue is dedicated to two very popular sports here in Wexford, croquet and tennis. While they are incredibly different games, using different tools and requiring different strategies, there are a couple commonalities; both take place on a court, and both are considered life-long sports to enjoy. It’s never too early or late to get involved – so check out this issue to learn more!

Camp Wexford

Schools are out; camps are in!

Most schools in the area are out for the summer, which only means one thing – CAMP WEXFORD is almost here! With all the children and grandchildren out and about, this time of year is booming around the Club.

Once again this year we’ve got a summer full of camps – from Golf to Tennis to All Sports! This year we’ve eight camps scheduled from June through August.  Camp Wexford is open to our Wexford children, grandchildren and friends.

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For more information, contact Stephanie Keene, Wexford Director of Member Services, at (843) 686-8810.

‘Wexford Foundation Day’ at The Market

The Market

Today, the Village at Wexford celebrated its grand opening of The Market! The Market will run every Wednesday from 11 am – 4 pm through August 30th. Lowcountry talent and entertainment will change weekly.

On May 31st, as a joint cooperation with the Wexford Charitable Foundation (supported by ETC), Java Burrito and Louette have agreed they will contribute a portion of their sales directly to the foundation. Hop on your golf cart, ride your bike or walk on over to the Village at Wexford next week and SUPPORT LOCAL!

For more information about the Wexford Charitable Foundation, visit www.WexfordFoundation.com

Wexford Foundation proud to choose Sheriff’s Department for its “Send a Hero” Program

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department is this year’s recipient of Wexford Charitable Foundation’s “Send a Hero” program. Through the generosity of Wexford members who raised $10,000 to sponsor the program and the owners of Aerial Adventure, Roger & Pam Freedman who very kindly donated passes, 100 members of the Sheriff’s Department and their guests will receive a complimentary visit and lunch at the Aerial Adventure in Hilton Head.

Jim Hicks, Wexford Foundation Chairman, who presented the passes to Sheriff P. J. Tanner, said Wexford and the Freedman’s want to show our appreciation and respect for those officers who work every day to uphold the law and keep our community safe. “We very much value this opportunity to say thank you to our police force.

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Pictured: Joining Sheriff P.J. Sheriff Tanner are Wexford Foundation Chair Jim Hicks, Aerial Adventure Owner Roger Freedman and Foundation Trustees Sandy Berthelsen and John Cunningham

For more information about the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.